Dale Morgan French Sr., of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
Dale was a US Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Nora French; two children, Margaret Welch and Dale French Jr.; grandchildren, Dyna Robison, Jon Robison II, Bryton Esquivel, Morgan French, and Ava Gertkin; great grandchildren, Alize’ Esquivel and E-Lo-Hi Watty; sisters, Ann French and Darlene Defoe both of Cherokee and Suzana Roach of Cache, Okla.; and foster brothers, Eugene French and Jonathan French.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Morgan French and Dinah Crowe French; one brother, Nick French; and one sister, Maude Paul.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Acquoni Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Acquoni Baptist Church. Revs. Jim Park and James “Bo” Parris will officiate. Burial will follow at the French Family Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Steve Youngdeer Post 143. Pallbearers will be Eddie Paul, Eugene French, Johi Griffin, Glen Welch, Mike Thompson, and James “Spooky” Sherrill.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the French family.